Basic crepes are so easy to prepare, it’s a shame not to make them on a regular basis!
Seriously, you only need 3 ingredients to prepare something delicious: eggs, flour and water.
Of course, adding milk instead of water makes them even yummier. A pinch of sugar might have the same effect.
I always prepare them using 1 glass of milk and add mineral water until the dough reaches the right consistency.
However… did you know you can prepare pancakes with beer?
I’m serious! You can replace both milk and water with beer, and your crepes will become puffier than ever!
The alcohol evaporates while you cook them, so don’t worry about serving them to kids.
Crepes – or pancakes, if you prefer this term better – make for a delicious breakfast or dessert.
When my mom used to prepare them when I was little, I’d ‘steal’ some while they still were steaming hot!
They go great with fruit marmalade or hazelnut chocolate spread! They can also be served with honey or maple syrup.
Come to think of it, they’re quite good even served simple, with little fruit bites.
This basic crepes recipe is already well imprinted in my memory. I always use to whip up a batch of quick crepes whenever the mood strikes.
Here’s how to make basic crepes from scratch
|Prep Time||5 minutes|
|Cook Time||15 minutes|
- Mix all ingredients.
You can mix them either using a whisk, a hand mixer or a blender
- Add as much mineral water as needed, until your batter's consistency resembles that of an almost thick cake batter. Liquid, but not "too liquid".
- In a non stick pan, add one ladle of crepes batter at a time. Tilt the pan each time so your batter will spread evenly.
- Cook each crepe on both sides until golden brown. Flip them using a spatula.
If your pan isn't "perfect", you can great or spray it with some vegetable oil every 2-3 crepes. This way, you make sure you avoid the batter sticking the the bottom of the pan.
You could also add a pinch of sugar for more sweetness, but sugar is the main reason crepes tend to stick to the pan. I usually avoid adding it, since pancakes are typically served with jam or chocolate which are really sweet anyway.